Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry's most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest science and technology to survive these forces on the fireground.

Drill: Vertical Fire Travel

January 2, 2015

Vertical fire spread can quickly make a "one-room job" escalate to a multiple alarm fire. Doug Mitchell discusses aspects of locating potential avenues for vertical fire spread.

Fallen Inwood (NY) Firefighter Laid to Rest

January 2, 2015

The funeral for Inwood (NY) volunteer firefighter Joseph Sanford Jr. was a solemn affair that took place on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

New York Firefighters Pull Two from Burning Mobile Home

December 30, 2014

Moyers Corners (NY) volunteer firefighters rescued two men from a mobile home fire in the town of Clay on Christmas morning.

UT Family Grateful for Firefighters Who Saved Christmas

December 24, 2014

A late-night fire in Roy put a mother and daughter out of their home Monday. The firefighters who showed up not only saved the home from being destroyed, they also saved Christmas.

Exterior Attack: When to Use It

December 18, 2014

Dan Madrzykowski of NIST recently shared the following information on one fire department's experience fighting an attached garage fire.

Paterson (NJ) Firefighters Battle Two Major Fires

December 18, 2014

More than 100 firefighters battle two significant overnight fires in the city of Paterson, New Jersey.

Closed Door Helps Limit Fire Spread in Pittsburgh Fire

December 16, 2014

One firefighter was injured in an overnight fire in a duplex in the South Side Slopes section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Lexington (KY) Firefighters Injured in Dynamic Fire Event

December 4, 2014

Three Lexington (KY) firefighters were reportedly injured in a dynamic fire event this afternoon on the fireground.

Humpday Hangout: Smoke Curtains, Ventilation, and High-Rise Firefighting

December 3, 2014

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Frank Ricci, P.J. Norwood, and Justin McCarthy.

NIST Video Examines Fire Dynamics in Chicago Line-of-Duty Death

December 2, 2014

A video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) examines the fire dynamics involved in a fire that killed a Chicago (IL) firefighter in 2012

FE Talk Archive: SLICERS and DICERS

Bobby Halton talks with Eddie Buchanan and Ray McCormack.

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